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Lori Loughlin's Daughters Break Silence, Post Tribute To Mom Amid Scandal

Bella and Olivia Jade ended their Instagram silence months after their mom became embroiled in the college admissions scandal.

The past several months have been anything but a celebration for Lori Loughlin, the disgraced actress accused of bribing her daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as fraudulent crew recruits.

But the former “Full House” star could at least celebrate her 55th birthday on Sunday. She received public celebratory wishes from her girls, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

“Happy birthday mama. I love you,” Bella, 20, wrote in a black and white photo of the pair that she posted to Instagram.

In the comments, Olivia Jade, 19, added: “My people” with a heart emoji.

Olivia Jade added her own belated happy birthday Instagram post on Monday.

The public show of solidarity comes after “Entertainment Tonight” reported that the supposed tension between the daughters and their mother had subsided months after the college admissions scandal erupted.

A federal investigation snared Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli along with other prominent families, including that of actress Felicity Huffman. Huffman has already pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after admittedly paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT score inflated. 

Meanwhile, Loughlin and her husband have pleaded innocent to more serious charges and face potentially significant prison time if they are found guilty. They allegedly paid $500,000 to have their children misrepresented as crew recruit athletes to gain admission. The couple is scheduled to appear in court for a follow-up hearing on Aug. 27.

Sunday’s celebratory message is Bella’s first new Instagram post since Jan. 26. Olivia Jade, a social influencer who has absorbed heavy criticism regarding the scandal on social media, had not posted on her account since Feb. 28.

The fallout for Loughlin has been severe. Hallmark and Netflix, which streams the “Full House” reboot “Fuller House,” have reportedly severed ties with the actress.

But Loughlin’s legal and personal woes didn’t stop Erin Krakow and Paul Greene, her former costars from Hallmark’s “When Calls The Heart,” from sharing their birthday wishes as well.

This post has been updated to include Olivia Jade’s separate Instagram birthday wish for her mother.

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